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dc.contributor.authorBlaiklock, Ken
dc.description.abstractChildren’s language development is influenced by the amount and quality of interactions that they are immersed in. This study investigated the frequency of parent-child interactions that occur when parents accompany young children in prams while moving between shops. Overall, minimal levels of interaction were observed between parents and children aged 0-3 years. Most children were transported in prams where they faced forward and could not see their parents, making interaction more difficult. Language interactions may be facilitated in prams where children face towards their parents but only a small number of prams with this design were observed. Support for the value of being able to face towards parents was seen in the higher frequency of language interactions that occurred when young children were transported in supermarket trolleys. Greater parental awareness of the importance of one-to-one language exchanges could increase the value of shopping excursions as a time for parent-child interaction.en_NZ
dc.publisherNew Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journalen_NZ
dc.subjectlanguage acquisitionen_NZ
dc.subjectparent-child interactionen_NZ
dc.subjectchild-directed speechen_NZ
dc.titleTalking with children when using prams while shoppingen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderNew Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journalen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBlaiklock, K. (2013). Talking with children when using prams while shopping. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 16, 15-28. NOTE. See external link belowen_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleNew Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journalen_NZ

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